International Workshops

Il Corpo, la Commedia e l'Improvviso

Activities

 

First day

  • Activation of body connections, sweet warm-up

  • Work on "Neutral"

  • Posture attitude and decomposition of movement and gesture

  • Intro to the Commedia dell'Arte characters

  • The mask, its value and how it is used

 

Second day

  • Activation and connections reawakening

  • Choreographic elements

  • Study on the characters’ hierarchy: the old Pantalone and Balanzone (the comic couple)

  • The dramatic and comic lovers

 

Third day

  • Activation and connections reawakening

  • Elements of scenic composition (the choir)

  • Preparatory exercises for acrobatics

  • The relationship between Servants and Masters in the fixed types: Zanni and Captain

 

Fourth day

  • Activation and connections reawakening

  • Differentiation between the various types of Servants from Zanni to Brighella to Arlecchino

  • Study on simple Canovaccio

 

Fifth day

Preparation of the lesson-performance open to the public.

Program

 

The first four days is structured as follow:


Morning

9.00 - 12:30

  • Activation of body connections and our own energy center

  • Work on body awareness

  • Exploration of movement attributes: body, space and time

  • Elements of scenic composition

  • Improvisation

 

12:30 - 14:30  Lunch break

Afternoon

14:30 - 19:00

  • Warm-up

  • Introduction to two\three characters

  • Exercises and improvisation

 

The fifth day is dedicated to the preparation of a lesson-performance with participants.

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